Tag: Zest

Melechesh – Ashmedi (vocals/guitars)

MELECHESH was founded by vocalist/guitarist Ashmedi (pronounced Aash-meh-die) in 1993 in Jerusalem. The band’s name is a combination of two words of Aramaic and Hebrew origins originated by the band, which mean “King of Fire.“ Their blend of black metal and Middle Eastern influences, along with a Sumerian and Mesopotamian zest, is a unique brand …

Black Water Rising – Rob Traynor (vocals/guitar)

Brooklyn-based rockers BLACK WATER RISING are a new band with a zest for down-tuned sludgy Sabbath riffs. On their self-titled debut, BLACK WATER RISING have created some kick ass rock songs will killer riffs, melodic vocals and catchy choruses. I had the chance to speak with main man Rob Traynor about BLACK WATER RISING’s beginnings, …

Heaven Shall Burn – Invictus (Iconoclast III)

I was surprised to learn that HEAVEN SHALL BURN has been around for 14 years and are on their sixth album, Invictus (Iconoclast III). For a German band, they sound distinctly Scandinavian. Their Gothenburg-influenced sound reminds me of a heavier IN FLAMES or a keyboard-less DARK TRANQUILLITY. HEAVEN SHALL BURN are aggressive, but they aren’t …

Uneven — Vrzino Kolo

Heavy metal is truly global. Take Serbia’s UNEVEN, who is proving that a band from a little country in central/southeastern Europe, which is not usually known for its abundance of metal music, can be a noticeable force in the genre. Founding members Darko Minic (guitar) and Stevan Radoicic (guitar) have blended their love of heavy …

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